On Wednesday, August 15, 2012, Olympic gold and silver medalist, McKayla Maroney, returned to her hometown of Los Angeles for the first time since the Olympics. Maroney was greeted with a warm, red-carpet reception, swarmed by dozens of adoring AOGC teammates, parents, and fans. After Maroney's flight was significantly delayed, her loyal teammates waited outside for hours to greet her. Gymnastike was on hand to capture this special event.
On this page, check out our interview with McKayla just minutes after arriving in Los Angeles. Coming the week of 8/19: additional interviews with McKayla's adorable little sister, Tarynn, along with many of McKayla's teammates, including AOGC standout Nicki Shapiro, and Sasha, a level 5 who starred as the gymnast on the beam in the P&G "Kids" Olympics commercial.